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The Snake Stone (Yashim the Ottoman Detective) Paperback – 1 May 2008

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (1 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571236472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571236473
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"When you read a historical mystery by Jason Goodwin, you take a magic carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth."--Marilyn Stasio, "The new York Times""Book Review" "Wonderfully entertaining . . . [Goodwin] uses short, punchy chapters and vibrant, atmospheric prose to bring the glory days of the Ottoman capital to life."--Adam Woog, "The Seattle Times""A sinuous novel . . . Mr. Goodwin uses rich historical detail to elevate the books in this series far above the realm of everyday sleuthing. . . . Yashim moves charmingly across the book's complicated landscape. Whether he is stopping to cook, chat, cogitate, interrogate, or renew old acquaintances at the harem, he is a detective with a difference . . . a warmly appealing character." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times ""The real pleasure of "The Snake Stone" lies in its powerful evocation of the cultural melting pot that was nineteenth-century Istanbul. . . . Goodwin's sharp eye combines with a poetic style to br

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The Snake Stone is the sequel to Jason Goodwin's thrilling and acclaimed historical novel The Janissary Tree.

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